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Recognition and Diagnosis of Sepsis in Rural or Remote Areas: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: August 11, 2016
Project Number: RC0804-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of processes used for the assessment for and recognition of sepsis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of tests used for sepsis diagnosis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas?
  3. What is the cost-effectiveness of tests used for sepsis diagnosis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the processes used for the assessment for and recognition of sepsis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with tests used for sepsis diagnosis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas?

Key Message

The literature search did not find any evidence on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of tests and processes used for the diagnosis and assessment of sepsis in adults with suspected sepsis in rural or remote areas. No guidelines associated with the use of tests and processes used for sepsis diagnosis and assessments were found.

Tags

Remote, rural, underserved medical area, underserved medical areas, non-urban, nonurban, septic shock, Septicemia, bacteremia, Diagnosis, Hospitals, Rural, Rural Health, Rural Health Services, Rural Population, Sepsis, Infectious Diseases